Mar 03 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How To Get Your Child To Sleep In Their Own Bed

Does one of your children wander into your bed each night? Are you struggling to get a good night’s sleep because your bed is too full? Don’t worry, we are here to help. Many children go through stages of waking up each night and climbing into their parents bed. And, while once or twice isn’t really a problem, when it’s happening every night it can leave you feeling exhausted and seriously sleep-deprived. (Photo source) To help you get your little ones to stay put in...

Mar 02 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Simple Ways to Create the Perfect Study Space in Your Home

All children need a place to do their homework. So, creating the ultimate study space is something that many parents want to do. After all, your kids need to have a space to relax. But, they also need a confined space in which they can complete their school work, and their home work related tasks. The family home can be a noisy, bustling environment. We wouldn’t have it any other way. But, if your little bookworm needs to get their head down, they can find themselves distracted...

Feb 27 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Gardening and Kids: Fun Ways to Get Your Children Outside

Gardening need not be a tedious task. It can be a great way to get the kids outside and to experience some good old fashioned fresh air. Gardening can be therapeutic. But it can also be fun. For many kids, they see gardening as adults work. But, this is not the case. Getting your children actively interested in the garden is an excellent way to prepare them for adult life. You can also notch up some much needed family time in the process! Making gardening a family affair means...

Feb 25 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Top Family Days Out In The UK

Many of us choose to save up and go abroad when we get the chance to have a family holiday. However, what we often don’t realise is that if we stayed in the UK, we could still have an amazing time. This might mean doing a few day trips rather than taking a two-week break, but it is still very doable. The UK has lots of hidden gems when it comes to taking a family day out. You could choose the hustle and bustle of a city or the relaxing sea breeze of a coastal town. Both options...

Feb 24 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on The DIY Essentials Every Father Should Own

image As a father, you need to be ready for every problem in the home. Maybe the kids have been jumping on the bed and broken the slats again! Maybe the lights have fused and you need a quick fix. Perhaps the children’s toy box is overflowing and you need more storage ASAP. Every household should have a few choice DIY essentials that can be brought out quickly. Today, we’ve put together a handy list of everything you need in the home. They’ll help fix just about any problem...

Feb 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on “Fish Are Friends, Not Food”: Petkeeping Ideas for Parents
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Introducing a pet into your child’s life is a fantastic way for them to gain some independence, even if it is as little as ensuring they spend time with their new friend. You may already have a pet in the family, or perhaps your child has spent time at a friend’s house getting to know their family pet and would like to have their own. Fish can be a great ‘starter pet’ for children old and young, with The Telegraph reporting in 2012 that 1 in 10 Britons now keep fish....

Feb 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on When You’ve Given Up Your Day Job: Income Boosts for Stay At Home Parents
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So you’ve given up – or rather, changed your day job. The choice to become a stay-at-home parent is a difficult one, particularly from the financial point of view. While caring for your child full time can rate 100% for job satisfaction, it tends to be a drain on the finances rather than making gains. That said, starting up a small business from home can be a great way to generate some extra income, with hours that fit around your (and your little one’s) busy schedule....

Feb 19 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on Awesome Decoration Tips For Your Kid’s Bedroom

A child’s bedroom is very special to them. It’s the first place in their lives that they can call their very own. That’s why I think it’s important to make it an awesome place full of magical nooks and crannies and elements that appeal to their senses and their curiosity. And, hey, you get the chance to create the awesome bedroom you always wanted as a child! Here are some of my decoration tips for anyone taking on a kids bedroom project. Image from Flickr.com Involve...

Feb 11 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on How and Why to Get Your Kids Involved in Drama Classes

It can seem like there are million and one activities for your kids to get involved in. Sometimes they enjoy them for a couple of weeks and then move on to the next thing, and sometimes they find something that they fall in love with for life. There are always those few kids in your child’s class who does a different activity for every day of the week, but that’s not realistic for many. Most parents can’t afford to put so much money into extra-curricular activities...

Feb 09 2015
by Johnny B |
Comments Off on 4 Popular Gifts People Give At Baby Showers

While the trend leans towards giving money at the current time, most people will still prefer some lovely gifts when celebrating their pregnancy. With that in mind, we’ve taken the time to list four of the most popular items given to mothers-to-be at their baby showers. After reading through the products below, you should take a moment to check out the infographic. Baby showers can be very exciting for parents-to-be who are thrilled to have conceived a child. Personalised items You...

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